This razor is "factory shave ready".
Comes in brand-new Dovo packaging!
The 6/8 inch DOVO straight razor No. 2 has the name BISMARCK®. In the 20th century and still today, the name stands for the highest razor art from Solingen. The special feature of this model is its characteristic black look, heavyweight and incomparable handling. Only our most experienced grinders produce this unique piece with a handwork share of over 90%. Among many fans, the burnished version is also called the “black prince”.
Box Content: Razor
Material: Carbon Steel 1.2210, Burnished
This straight razor is made of carbon steel with the material number 1.2210, better known as silver steel. In order to achieve a hardness of approximately 61 HRC, the material is heated to over 1000 degrees celsius and then immediately quenched with a special oil. The subsequent tempering at about 200 degrees celsius gives the blade elasticity and toughness. The stylish black finish is achieved by abrasion-resistant burnishing.
Handle Material: Black Ebony
Ebony is one of the most valuable woods on earth. It is extremely hard and heavy. Therefore, it is perfect for the production of a high-quality handle. Its structure allows the wood to retain its shape even in humid environments and prevents swelling of the material. Several grind cycles are necessary to create a silky-smooth surface.
Blade Description: Round head, Pointed back, Concave mirror, Thumbhole
The round point is the classic shape for a razor and is suitable in most shaving situations. This type of point has been very popular for centuries, as the curved shape can be used very safely in the areas of the ears, nose, and dimples. Even in the event of a fall, the rounded head protects you from injuries.
Cut: Full Hollow
Blade Width: 6/8"
A wide blade is particularly suitable for men with strong beard growth or thicker hair. A 6/8 inch straight razor glides undeterred through even the thickest facial hair. The experienced barber appreciates the high weight of the blade and the resulting smooth operating performance. Especially on straight facial areas, you will achieve an unrivaled thorough and comfortable shave.
Dimensions: 16.2 cm x 2.7 cm x 1.1 cm
Important advice to the User: The blade of your open straight razor has a very fine and vulnerable cutting edge. Touching it or cutting materials other than beard hair, or using it for other than its intended purpose will damage or destroy it. Therefore direct contact with the skin should only occur during the shaving session. Gentle stropping of the blade before shaving maintains the blade's cutting ability for several months, while too much pressure onto the strop will cause damage to the fine cutting edge.
Honing Service Information
IMPORTANT INFORMATION IF YOU PURCHASE THE HONING SERVICE
Free Strop w/ Honing Service Purchase (Courtesy of Strike Gold Shave)
The honing service is provided by Frank @ Strike Gold Shave! The Wet Shaving Store has partnered up with Strike Gold Shave to simplify the process of getting your new straight razor Shave Ready! When you include the Honing Service with your new razor, The Wet Shaving Store will ship your new razor directly to Strike Gold Shave and Frank will open and prepare the edge on the new blade so that it's perfect for your first shave!
Details About the Honing Service
Made in Germany